Traditions of Uzbekistan


aami18-21-512 Route:   Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana - Margilan - Rishtan - Tashkent - Nukus - Ayaz Kala - Khiva- Bukhara - Nurata - Yangi Kazgan - Samarkand - Tashkent

Duration:  sunny-icon 11 days - minicons2-53-512 10 nights


       Travel to the most beautiful and fabulous towns and villages of Uzbekistan; familiarize with delicious local cuisine, traditions and customs of Uzbek culture. You will discover the secrets of the great people of Uzbekistan and ensure the hospitality and generosity of the country. The gentle scent of blooming trees, the fresh mountain air and birds singing will turn your trip into an unforgettable vacation...



day 1

Arrive in Tashkent at 07:35. You will be met by your guide and driver. Breakfast. Visit "Chorsu" bazaar. Transfer and check-in to the hotel.
Lunch. Sightseeing tour: Hasti Imam Mosque, Barak Khan Medressa and Kaffal Shoshiy Mosque, Tilla Shaikh Mosque which has the holy book – Osman`s Koran (7th century).
Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.

day 2

Breakfast. Depart Tashkent and drive to Ferghana through the picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2200 m. above sea level). Stop en-route in Kokand and visit the Khudayar Khan Palace and the Mosque - 99 columns. Lunch.
Arrive in Ferghana. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.


day 3

Breakfast. Drive to Margilan. Upon arrival visit Yodgorlik Silk factory. Drive to Rishtan - the village of potters, on the way back visit the master`s house where manufactured ceramics. Enjoy a pottery workshop and participate in making ceramic products. Get to know the life in rural areas.
Lunch. After lunch, drive to Tashkent through the picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2200 m. above sea level). Late arrival in Tashkent and check-in to the hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

day 4

Early breakfast. Transfer to Nukus airport for a flight at 7:10. Arrival in Nukus – the capital of the autonomic Republic of Karakalpakstan. Sightseeing tour through the famous Savitsky Art Museum (2 hours) well-known for its huge collection of Russian avantgarde paintings and Karakalpak folk art.
After lunch drive to Khiva. On the way to Khiva visit the third capital of Khorezm State  Toprak Kala – the rectangular fortress dates back to the 2nd and 3rd century AD and was built on a 9m high platform. The city included a temple, a residential area and gardens. Ayaz Kala is one of the most spectacular fortresses of the region. It consists of three fortress complexes. Arrive in Khiva at the end of the day. Check-in to the hotel. 
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Khiva – the pearl of the Khorezm oasis impresses with its beauty. Sightseeing tour along the architectural complex Ichan Kala: Muhammad Amin Khan Medressa – the largest medieval Islamic school in Khiva (1850 – 1855) Kalta Minor Minaret (19th century), Kunya-Ark Citadel (16th – 17th century), Muhammad Rahimkhan II Medressa, Pahlavon Mahmud Mausoleum – the religious center of Ichan Kala (1810-1913), Islam Hodja Medressa (1910) - the vizier of the last Khan of Khiva, and the Minister of Finance of the Khiva Khanate.
Lunch. Continue of the sightseeing tour: Djuma Mosque with 213 wooden columns and a minaret, (height 32.5m, 10th century), Ak Mosque (White Mosque), a small square mosque near the Polvon Darvaza gate (1838-1842), Tash-Khovli Palace that looks like a fortress with its high walls (19th century).
Dinner combined with dance show at the traditional cultural center of Khorezm Allakuli Khan Medressa. Overnight at the hotel.

day 6

Early breakfast at the hotel.  Travel by bus to Bukhara accross the Kyzylkum desert. In previous times, the caravans passed through this part of the Silk Road, which connected the western cities with Bukhara. Some stops are scheduled for photos.
Lunch at the "Oasis" cafe. Upon arrival the opening of the old town with traditional clay houses can be seen.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Hauz Mosque, Ark Fortress, Kalon Complex, including the Kalon Mosque and Minaret, Mir-i-Arab Medressa, and various handicraft centers.
Lunch in a restaurant. Continuation of the sightseeing tour: trading dome Taqi-Zargaron, Ulugbek Medressa, Abul Aziz Khan Medressa, Abdullah Khan Medressa, trading dome Taqi Telpak Furushon, Magoki Attar Mosque, Karavan-Saray, trading dome Taqi Saraffon, and three medressa complexes around Lyabi Hauz.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 8

Breakfast. Drive to the village of Yangi Kazgan. On the way, we stop in Nurata. Lunch. In the afternoon sightseeing tour in Nurata: the Mosque, the sacred and healing water source which is rich with various natural minerals. Drive to the village of shepherds and check-in to yurts. (4 or 6 people in a yurt)
Dinner and overnight in the yurts.

day 9

Breakfast. After the short tour near the lake Aydarkul, depart  to Samarkand. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
Lunch. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Gur Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, Ulugbek Medressa, Sherdor Medressa, Tillya Kari Medressa.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

day 10 

Breakfast. Visit Ulugbek observatory and Afrosiyob museum. Visit Meros paper factory there you will introduced with the traditional paper manufacturing method which was used by ancestors. Lunch. Free time. Visit Siyab bazaar. Transfer to the train station at 16:00. Departure to Tashkent by high speed train. Upon arrival at 19:00, transfer to the hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.


  day 11


Breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to the next destination.